Adding Fennel to Spaghetti Sauce

Have you ever heard of adding fennel seed to your homemade spaghetti sauce? Is it any good?

P.J. from Delaware

May 3, 20060 found this helpful

My mother has always adds it to her homemade sauce and it is great.

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May 3, 20060 found this helpful

Fennel is one of the main spices used when making Italian sausage, it gives it that distinctive sweet flavor associated with Italian Sausage. I would think if you added it to a simple sauce it would give it a more well rounded Italian flavor. I usually use Italian sausage in mine so I don't add extra fennel, but if you were using other meat or making a vegetarian sauce I think a little fennel would give a more authentic flavor. Just my opinion of course!

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

This is a frequent ingredient of italian food and has a distintive licorice-like flavor. Some folks don't like that, but it's worth a try.

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

Oh I love it, it says to use in spaghetti sauce on the

spice bottle. My husband really liked it . I really like

in italian sausage try a little bit next time you make

sauce, and taste it! yum.I add a dash to my sauce out of the jar.

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May 6, 20060 found this helpful

I use to watch my ex Italian MIL make sauce and see her use cinnamon and was told it brings all the flavors together, I am not familiar with the Fennel but thought it may be of intrest to you to know what the cinnamon can do.

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January 23, 20070 found this helpful

Fennel seed, in our family, was always used in sauce for pizza. Havn't tried it in spaghetti sauce, but will. Thanks

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